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Mohave County miner and our mineral wealth. (Kingman, Ariz.) 1918-1922, December 01, 1922, Automobile Section, Image 5

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FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 1922
Second Page of the
Automobile Section
THREE A TAKES
STIFF WALLOP
AT
BILLBOARDS
Says Theyre Menace To
Safety On Highways
Diehl Says Their Days
Are Numbered
WASHINGTON Nov 30 Special
Protest against the defacement of
highways by unsightly rtn l sipp bill
horrds are hoinr leceiv
Headquarters of cha Arrorican Auto
mWle Associatio i almost daily Ac
coiding to A A nlficirh lliere
seems to be a graa and crying move
ment against ne if theF bill
boards among the uvi ibcivihip of the
A A A in ever pnt of the roun
trv
Al sorts of renin lies for the ibale
r ent of this nii smce sue suggced
n these letters from tin
li ble leg iir i i
on the part of motorists to purchase
any article so advertised
I believe that the road sign bill
board should be abolished said
President George C Diehl of the A
A A These signs serve as a dis
tinct menace to motorists especially
when they are placed as many of
them are at a sharp curve or a road
intersection A motorist driving
along the highway and approaching
such sharp curve or road intersection
wants to see what is around that
curve or down the intersecting road
much more than he wants to see a
huge sign advertising Whote tires
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lUllien mn cUs
ahe miglVt rerruw
ta served nYIV
But we want to remind
him that when he wants
EXPERT
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done this is the place to
get it
Our equipment enables
us to tackle the hardest
kind of a job Nothing
is done half way We
take particular care
with the work we do for
you as if we were doing
it for ourselves and are
able to restore tires that
are partially worn to a
condition of complete
usefulness
Our prices are very
reasonable and mod
erate i
Free Service Car
We Hurry Phone us
Blue 72
Black Ellis
or somebodys patent medicine or
chewing gum
The day of the billboard and the
need of such methods of advertising
is past The class of people who use
the highways and to whom such signs
presumably appeal are a class that
read the newspapers and magazines
and who are governed largely in their
purchases by advertisements of re
liable products advertised in a reliable
newspaper or magazine It would ap
pear to me that the intelligent ad
vertiser would sopn become aware of
this fact and would transfer the
money spent 6n billboards which con
stitute an afront in the eyes of most
intelligent citizens to legitimate
newspapers and magazines where
such advertising would have weight
With the general trend of oppo
sition to billboard advertising devel
oping over the country as is indicated
by letters received at the A A A
headquarters it can be but a ques
tion of time until the American pub
lic will take things into its own hands
and find some means for the abate
ment of this nuisance
DURANT GAR BEATS
ROAD RECORD MADE
BY BARNEY OLDFIELD
Following is a wire received last
FriHav hv the Star Motor Service
Mohave County representatives for
Durant and Star cars
Los Angeles Cal
November 4 1922
Star Motor Service
Kingman Arizona
Joe Waddell driving Durant Four
touring car yesterday broke Barney
Oldfields Los Angeles to Phoenix
record dethroning the master driver
of the world His time was twenty
two hours forty four minutes for the
six hundred seventy one period lour
miles of desert and mountain road
Barneys time in the last Los Angeles
to Phoenix road race the event that
won htm the title of Master Driver of
the World was twenty three hours
one minute and two fifths of a second
m1ftol1 fin was made over a rjeriod
of three days with two nighf controls
one at Needles California and tne
other at Prescott Arizona but driver
of Durant four and his mechanic Ham
Rnlcer ilrove straight through and the
wonderful record of the twenty two
hnnr fortv four minutes includes all
stops The Durant used was stock ex
cept shock absorbers HoucK wire
wheels and spot light which are op
tional accessories The top fenders
and windshield were removed as
oofotv mpnsnre This is a record we
can well be proud of just a real good
car
R C DURANT
The Durant being a new car lias
aroused a lot of comment as to how
the car would satnd up under the
ofvonnmic otwin of n loner hard trip
The results of this Los Angeles to
Phoenix race proves the sturdiness of
tvo mr Ana Kineman people well
know the difficult driving that Wad
dell had to go through with when ne
was in this section of the country
WITH FRUIT ALONG
SOOTH GALF ROADS
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LOS ANGELES Nov 30 Nutty
is the eDithet applied to motorists
who are stealing walnuts along the
hichwava in this part of the state
in a hot complaint filed with the Au
tomobile Club of Southern California
Motorists in Southern California
who are stopping their cars to pick
nuts from the heavily laden trees are
going to run up against the law in
the future promise irate ranchers
who declare that thousands of dollars
worth of walnuts are being stolen this
season
Not only are motorists stealing
nuts but they are getting away with
oranges avocados and grapes in large
quantities making a serious problem
for local ranchers to face Stejw
have been taken in certain sections of
the state to stop this vandalism and
fines ranging from 25 to 100 are
being assessed against motorists who
are caught in the act
A warning to auto drivers has just
been issued by the Automobile Club
in regard to this practice
The loss is mounting this year more
than ever before Patrols have been
established among the walnut groves
in many counties to protect the crop
this year
WHEN BOLTING PARTS
When parts are to be bolted togeth
er do not try to make the nut pull
the bolt through if the latter sticks
Use a hammer to drive the bolt into
place otherwise the threads may be
ruined
PRINTTNG THAT PLEASES
THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER and OUR MINERAL WEALTH
T COUNTIES TO
LINE THEIR
WITH SHADE TREES
California State Forest Of
ficial Assisting To Make
Highways An Attraction
SACRAMENTO Nov SO Shaded
highways will lure the motorists of
California in the future if the plans
for record planting of trees along
state highways are earned out on the
plan announced by State Forester M
B Pratt The State highway com
mission and the state foresters office
are cooperating on the project
Beginning about November 1 work
was started on the project of plant
ing 18 miles of trees along the high
way from Red Bluff to Coming in
Tehama county The work is to be
done by forest rangers who are to be
present in the employ of the state
board of forestry under an appropria
tion of 15 hundred dollars made by
the Tehama county board of super
visors The trees to be planted will
consist of black walnut European sy
camore and black locust from the
state nursery in Yolo county
A permit has also been granted
by the California state highway com
mission to the Yuba County Chamber
of Commerce for the planting of about
11 miles of trees between Marysville
and Wheatland in Yuba county The
trees to be planted will be of the same
varieties
As a result of an inspection of re
cent tree plantings along the high
ways between Sacramento and Red
Bluff Pratt said he found that as
high as 50 per cent of the trees had
not survived in some districts and will
have to be replanted He said this
condition is largely the result of
flooding and the drowning out of the
trees
New trees will be supplied free of
cost by the nursery but in order to
get the best results he declared or
ganizations and communities in charge
of the work of planting should see
that provision is made for proper
draining
DR ROBERT E LEE
PRAISES GILL BATTERY
i
L Back from a 10500 mile trip which
tooK nim across the continent from
San Bernardino Calif to Portland
Maine and return Dr Robert E Lee
San Bernardino Physician and sur
geon is most enthusiastic m his praise
of the Gill battery with which his
Studebaker Big Six was equipped
I practically forgot that I had a
battery in my car said Dr Lee But
for the four times that we had a lit
tle water put into the cells the bat
tery had no attention whatsoever and
we drove practically all the way in
the daylight without buminir our
headlights
Before I left I was assured by the
Gill battery dealer that it would be
impossible to overcharge the battery
or injure it by such a long journey so
I just naturally forgot it and I con
sider that the abuse it received would
have wrecked an ordinary battery
Ihis is the second coast-to-coast
test trip that factory officials of the
Gill Storage Battery Company have
arranged to demonstrate what this
non separator battery will do- accord
ing to Black Ellis local distributors
for the battery
The first trip was made from San
Bernardino to Winston Salem North
Carolina during the summer of 1921
when a battery was sealed in an Es
sex car and the owner Harry San
ders drove through the south durini
hot weather without opening the bat
tery until he arrived at his destina
tion This battery is still in use and
in good condition
Eecause of the construction of the
Gill battery with thick narrow plates
assembled cross wise in the jars it
is possible to make long drives with
out any fear of battery trouble aris
ing from overheating or over-charging
as it is popularly called The Gill
battery has perfect circulation of the
electrolyte and does not heat up on
long drives with the generator oper
ating constantly The plates will not
buckle
T
STATES US REPORT
Automobiles Shipped In
Excess of 38000000 Ip
To Sept 1 Trailer Busi
ness Booming
NEW YORK Nov SO Despite the
discouraging fluctuations of exchange
rates and other disquieting factors
abroad the automobile exports for the
first eight months of this year show
a steady gain over the same period in
1921 Dealers in general throughout
the United States express satisfaction
over the sales reports although the
manufacturers of parts have not been
so fortunate as heretofore
In the official report given out by
the Department of Commerce with
figures compiled to the end of Au
gust it is shown that 38186905
worth of automobiles including chas
sis were exported to that date Last
year it was 32740801 for a similar
length of time
The total value of passenger cars
except electric is given as 32659
839 Motor trucks and busses ex
cluding electric 0250281 Electric
trucks and passenger cars 276785
Parts of automobiles except en
gines and tires total 25183496
A sudden demand for trailers is
bared by the Federal report Last
year there was practically no call for
them abroad This year 302 have
been sold They were valued at
139565
Reports of the United States De
partment of Commerce record that
motor truck production in September
1922 was 27 per cent above Septem
ber 1921 though showing an expect
ed decline from summer business
The output for September this year
was 18843 for August this year
24200 and for September 1921 13
648
OUR WANT ADS BRING RESULTS
WHICH
BATTERY
HAy MO
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guaranteed service
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Kingman Arizona
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Needs no water needs no acid no separators to
clog never has to be re insulated
Compare these prices with standard wet batteries
6 11 Plate 3000
612 Plate i 3300
12 7 Plate 3950
Installed
Compare our guarantee Each battery guaran
teed for three years
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Star iL Motor Service
Distributers for Northern Arizona
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In History
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 17th 1922
F O B Detroit
Chassis standard
Runabout regular
Touring regular
Truck chassis
Coupe - -
Sedan 2 door
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23500
26900
29800
38000
53000
59500
72500
On all tpen types add 7000 for starter and
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you will find out a lot about the tread
If it is too soft it will crumble If it is
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If it js a Dayton tread black tough
alive it will stand a surprising amount of
grinding
Roads and pavements are always grind
ing away at the treads of your tires We
knoto the Dayton black tread will stand it
Thats why we guarantee it to you
mfm IB a Cord
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atme
The famous Dayton Tread is a brilliant
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